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					      Cincinnati Tennis                                                GCTA
                                                                       Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                               Carol Brestel
                               A volunteer for more than 30 years for every tennis tournament
                               played in Cincinnati from junior events to the city’s international
                               tennis championship, the first person - male or female - in Cincinnati
                               to be certified as a tennis umpire, the namesake of the city’s junior
                               championship, and a teacher and coach of numerous other sports on
                               the high school level. Enshrined in 2006.



Jim Brockhoff
Head tennis coach at Xavier University for more than 40 years.
Nation’s No. 1 active collegiate coach in terms of wins (combined
men/women). Won city championships in singles and doubles in the
Open and Senior divisions. Umpired and volunteered for more than
40 years for many tournaments in Cincinnati, including international
and national events. Enshrined in 2005.


                               Alvin W. Bunis
                               Founder of the first senior tour of any kind in tennis or golf (The
                               Grand Masters circuit), nationally ranked as a player and participant in
                               numerous international tournaments including Wimbledon and U.S.
                               National Championships, doubles winner and singles semifinalist (1943)
                               at Cincinnati’s world-class tennis event, writer for Tennis Magazine.
                               Enshrined in 2003.



Henry Bunis
A two-time All-American at Columbia University, named all Ivy-
League all four years (1971 to 1975), a player ranked as high as
No. 95 in the world during his pro tennis career (1975 to 1978),
the Ohio State High School singles champion in 1971, a member
of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team, the winner of city junior
championships at the 12s, 14s and 16s divisions. Enshrined in 2006.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                               GCTA
                                                                        Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

        Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                               Winona Closterman
                               A finalist in doubles at the U.S. National Championships in 1902 with
                               Maud Banks, a 14-time finalist at Cincinnati’s international tennis
                               tournament and a winner of singles titles in 1901 and 1903 (beating
                               future International Tennis Hall of Famers Juliette Atkinson & Marion
                               Jones en route), and a singles winner of the 1901 & 1903 Southern
                               Championship. Enshrined in 2006.



Steve Contardi
The first certified USPTA master teaching pro in Cincinnati, named
Ohio Pro of the Year (twice) and Wisconsin Pro of the Year (once),
successful high school coach and tennis club operator, founder of
many tennis camps and clinics, a frequent speaker, author, and
tennis commentator, and has received awards from the USTA/
Midwest, the OVTA and the GCTA. Enshrined in 2006.


                               John Cook
                               Michigan High School singles champion, honorable mention All
                               American at Western Michigan University, taught tennis since 1960
                               to more than 800 students who won more than 30 national titles,
                               three international junior titles, two pro titles, and earned more than
                               200 college scholarships, named Coach of the Year by numerous
                               organizations. Enshrined in 2009.



Nathaniel C. Emerson
First Cincinnatian ever ranked in U.S. Top 10 (ranked No. 7
in 1908), ranked in U.S. Top 10 in doubles (1907), first singles
champion (1899) and five-time doubles champion at Cincinnati’s
world-class tournament, singles semifinalist (1908) and two-time
doubles finalist (1906 & 1908) at the U.S. National Championship,
Ohio adult singles champion (1899). Enshrined in 2003.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                GCTA
                                                                        Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                  Andrea Farley
                                  The only player to win the Ohio High School singles title four times,
                                  compiling a record of 119-1 from 1985-1988. As the No. 7 ranked
                                  junior in the world, won two rounds in the main draw at the Australian
                                  Open. A three-time All-American and Hall of Famer at the University
                                  of Florida, captaining the Gators to the national championship in
                                  1992. Enshrined in 2005.



Angela Farley Wilson
Winner of an Ohio High School doubles title, two-time Cincinnati
Enquirer high school player of the year, two-time captain at Indiana
University where she was All Big Ten and helped the team win Big
Ten titles, winner of city titles, USTA/Midwest titles, and coach of
the University of Cincinnati tennis team. Enshrined in 2009.



                                Paul M. Flory
                                His direction, leadership and dedication over three decades helped
                                Cincinnati’s international tennis event grow into one of the top 13
                                tournaments in the world while raising millions for charity in Cincinnati,
                                started a charity to help teach tennis to children who otherwise couldn’t
                                afford to learn, recipient of the ATP’s Arthur Ashe Humanitarian
                                Award. Enshrined in 2003.



J. Howard “Bumpy” Frazer
First Ohioan ever to be President of the USTA (1993 and 1994),
former chairman of Cincinnati’s international tennis tournament,
enshrinee in the USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame, served on
numerous tennis boards and organizations including the USTA, the
International Tennis Federation, and the International Tennis Hall
of Fame. Enshrined in 2004..
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                 GCTA
                                                                        Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                 Kathy Graeter
                                 Winner of seven Cincinnati Met Tennis Tournament singles titles and
                                 17 doubles titles, winner of numerous junior, adult and senior national
                                 titles, No. 1 singles player at the high school (Mariemont) and college
                                 (Northwestern University) level, mixed doubles winner at Tennis
                                 Masters Monte Carlo, Junior Whiteman Cup coach, co-founder of
                                 GCTA & NJTL. Enshrined in 2003.



Jack Guggenheim
Former director of Cincinnati’s international tennis tournament, and
the one generally regarded as the person who saved it from extinction
in 1974. Continued high-level involvement with tournament for
decades, as a volunteer. Former president of the Greater Cincinnati
Tennis Association, coach/mentor to several players, doubles winner
in Cincinnati’s Senior Met. Enshrined in 2005.



                                Heather Hairston-Prop
                                Player at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and on the women’s
                                professional tennis tour (WTA), winner of five singles titles in 10 finals
                                appearances at the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Adult Championship.
                                As a junior, won the United States Tennis Association National 14-and-
                                Under Clay Court Championship and earned a national ranking of
                                No. 5. Enshrined in 2007.



Reuben Holden
Winner of the NCAA singles championship while at Yale in
1910. Won numerous local and regional titles, and at Cincinnati’s
international tennis tournament, won two titles in six doubles finals
appearances between 1909 and 1932 – the last coming when he was
42. Also reached the singles final in 1912, and was a semifinalist in
1908, 1910 & 1913. Enshrined in 2005.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                GCTA
                                                                         Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                Caroline Kuhlman
                                Was the top junior in the United States in 1981 and 1982, and was
                                a two-time U.S. Open junior champion. She went on to be an All-
                                American at the University of Southern California, where she was the
                                top collegiate player in the nation. She turned pro, won five titles, and
                                reached a career-high ranking of No. 57 in the world on the WTA
                                Tour. Enshrined in 2005.



Carl Lindner
A decades-long supporter of the sport of tennis from the grass
roots in Cincinnati to professional events around the world; tennis
facilities from Lunken Airport Playfield to Sawyer Point to the
world-class professional facility in Mason are named in his honor;
patriarch of ranked tennis players and recipient of the USTA/
Midwest Section’s Family of the Year. Enshrined in 2008.



                                Rich Lindner
                                A quiet but passionate supporter of tennis on all levels - from high
                                school to college to the professional game - in Cincinnati and elsewhere
                                for many years; The Athletic Village at the University of Cincinnati
                                named in his honor brought tennis courts back to Clifton, and his
                                companies helped sponsor Cincinnati’s international tennis tournament
                                since the early 1980s. Enshrined in 2008.



Bill Lofgren
Singles and doubles player on the pro circuit in the 1970s and 1980s
playing in all four Grand Slam tournaments, winner of a National 40
& Over doubles title and a National USPTA title, two-time singles
champion of Cincinnati’s Met Tournament while in his 30s, coach
of numerous junior players who became college or pro players.
Enshrined in 2004.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                   GCTA
                                                                          Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                 Barry MacKay
                                 Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in 1960, Davis Cup player from 1956 to 1960
                                 (earning a 26-4 record and helping to win the Davis Cup in 1958), 1957
                                 NCAA singles champion at Michigan, two-time Ohio State High School
                                 singles champion, 1955 doubles winner at Cincinnati’s world-class tennis
                                 tournament, player on Jack Kramer’s pro tour, television commentator.
                                 Enshrined in 2003.



Lynn Nabors-McNally
Winner of an Ohio High School doubles title, All Big Ten
player at Northwestern University and qualifier for the NCAA
Championships, player on the pro tour against the likes of
Lindsay Davenport and Mary Pierce, coach of numerous teams
and individuals who have won city, state and professional titles.
Enshrined in 2009.


                                   Joe O’Brien
                                   A top-ranked player in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, winner of
                                   approximately 125 tournament titles, 511-13 in match play, winner
                                   of the Kentucky High School singles title, player on the University
                                   of Kentucky tennis team, ranked No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Tennis
                                   Association on multiple occasions and member of the Northern
                                   Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. Enshrined in 2007.



John Peckskamp
Two-time Ohio High School singles champion, No. 1 in singles for
four years at the University of Cincinnati, four-time qualifier for the
NCAA tournament, player on the men’s pro tour against the likes
of Jimmy Connors and Roscoe Tanner, member of the University
of Cincinnati’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and ranked nationally and
internationally as an adult player. Enshrined in 2009.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                   GCTA
                                                                          Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                 Dave Power
                                 A two-time All-American and Hall of Fame enshrinee at Indiana
                                 University, played the world circuit, reaching the doubles semifinals at
                                 the Australian Nationals in 1967, and winning his biggest singles title in
                                 1966 at Cincinnati’s international tennis tournament, master teaching
                                 professional and an owner and operator of many successful tennis clubs
                                 and camps. Enshrined in 2007.



Thomas E. Price
Two-time Ohio High School singles finalist, nationally ranked as a
junior and adult player, varsity collegiate player at the University of
Texas, coach of individual players and teams, director of numerous
tournaments including Cincinnati’s world-class tournament,
volunteer leader for numerous Midwest, Ohio Valley and Cincinnati
tennis associations. Enshrined in 2003.


                                 Ruth Sanders Cordes
                                 Winner in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the 1917 National Clay
                                 Court Championships and singles semifinalist at 1914 National Clay
                                 Courts Championships, winner of five singles titles and one doubles title
                                 at Cincinnati’s world-class tennis tournament, 1913 singles champion at
                                 Bi-State (Ohio & Kentucky) tournament, former champion at University
                                 of Cincinnati. Enshrined in 2003.



Bill Talbert
U.S. top ten player, nine-time Grand Slam doubles winner including
four U.S. doubles titles, two-time U.S. singles finalist, Davis Cup
player and Captain, winner of three singles titles and six doubles
titles at Cincinnati’s world-class tournament, high school state
champion, U.S. Open tournament director, author, enshrined in
International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1967. Enshrined in 2002.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                 GCTA
                                                                        Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                Carol Tanner
                                Head tennis coach at the University of Cincinnati, reached 14 doubles
                                finals and won five titles at the Thomas E. Price Cincinnati Metropolitan
                                Adult Championship, winner of seven United States Tennis Association
                                Gold Balls (for winning a national championship) and six Silver Balls
                                (for reaching the finals in a national tournament). Enshrined in 2007.




Charles Thomas
A top-ranked player in the 1940s and 1950s, winner of five singles
titles at the Thomas E. Price Cincinnati Metropolitan Adult
Championship and a six-time singles finalist; ranked No. 1 in the
Ohio Valley, in the top 10 in the Midwest, winner of singles and
doubles at the Ohio adult tournament, and an outstanding player on
the University of Cincinnati tennis team. Enshrined in 2008.


                                Tony Trabert
                                U.S. No. 1 player, five-time Grand Slam singles and doubles
                                champion, Davis Cup player and Captain, two-time singles champion
                                at Cincinnati’s world-class tournament, NCAA singles champion
                                at University of Cincinnati, three-time high school state champion,
                                television commentator, enshrined in International Tennis Hall of
                                Fame in 1970. Enshrined in 2002.



Jeff Wolf
Winner of a tournament record six singles titles and a record 15
doubles titles at the Thomas E. Price Cincinnati Metropolitan Adult
Championship; also won five mixed doubles, for a total of 26 titles
at the Met. Winner of National titles as well, including the 35 Grass
Court doubles title, and the Indoor Father & Son Senior title, and
played on the pro tennis tour. Enshrined in 2008.
      Cincinnati Tennis                                                  GCTA
                                                                         Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association

         Hall of Fame List of Enshrined
                                 Marty Wolf
                                 Winner of five singles titles and 10 doubles titles in 25 finals
                                 appearances at Cincinnati’s Met Tournament, ranked No. 2 in singles in
                                 the world in 1993 in the International Tennis Federation’s 35-and-over
                                 division, winner of the National 35s Grasscourt title (1993), enshrined
                                 into Xavier University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in tennis and basketball.
                                 Enshrined in 2004.



Clara Louise Zinke
Winner of 12 titles (five singles, six doubles and one mixed
doubles) in 18 finals appearances at Cincinnati’s international tennis
tournament, one of the top players in the Midwest during the 1920s
and 1930s, ranked No. 1 in what is now known as the USTA/
Midwest Section in both singles and doubles, star player at Hughes
High School. Enshrined in 2004.




                           Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame Committees

            Chairman                 Selection Committee                 Program Committee
             Jim Farley                 Marguerita Alder                     Bruce Flory
                                         Jim Brockhoff                      Dick Friedman
                                         Kathy Graeter                      Brian Leshner
                                          Bill Lofgren                     Karen Montovan
                                          Brian Nester                        Phil Smith
                                           Phil Smith

				
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